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Sicilian closed when black pose pirc or modern def
The approach of Sicilian closed when black pose pirc or modern defense arises to the extent that the black collaborates in the transposition playing c5 in some point of the opening whether he has play...

Started 03/13/17 at 19:11:52 by MARCO
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Transfer from a Closed Sicilian ECO B24 to ECO B47
I will try to explain how to move from a closed Sicilian ECO B24 to an ECO B47 or ECO B80.
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Ng-e2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 (if 7.f4 or 7.d3 or 7.a3 I think that whi...

Started 03/13/17 at 12:31:29 by MARCO
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Closed Sicilian New Main line 6.Be3 b5.
In this closed sicilian line as on page 52 of the Closed Sicilian PDF file.
After 11. Nc1 Qa5 12. c3 bc 13. bc Nc6 I see one game featuring the move 14. Bf4. My question is - how best to deal wi...

Started 09/25/07 at 00:55:46 by gringo
0 2509 Last Post 09/25/07 at 00:55:44
By: gringo
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Closed Sicilian (?) Move Order Question
As White, I encountered the following move order last week:  1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 d5.
Later I consulted Lane's book and King's book on the Closed Sicilian, and I had a hard ti...

Started 03/22/06 at 23:22:39 by dsanchez
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By: dsanchez
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An interesting interpratation of the closed
So setting is Zurich 1953 and Smyslov sits across from Taimonov. What transgresses in the opening may seem a bit queer to some and a bit magical to others. Even though the game was a draw the opening ...

Started 11/12/05 at 10:26:37 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
0 1550 Last Post 11/12/05 at 10:26:36
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Transfer from ECO C26 to ECO B24
Also the title of this post could have been like transferring from a Sicilian scheveningen ECO B45 to an ECO B24. The point of contact between these two and ECO C26 is quite interesting.
Let's se...

Started 03/13/17 at 16:21:39 by MARCO
1 1928 Last Post 03/13/17 at 16:48:17
By: RdC
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Closed Sicilian a Miles move
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 b5!? seems possible as played by Tony Miles, my question is if White plays the cautious 7.Qd2 (7.e5!? Qd7 or 7.e5!? Bb7 looks playable for Black...

Started 03/08/12 at 12:46:23 by parisestmagique
1 3461 Last Post 03/09/12 at 19:12:23
By: RdC
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Interesting Closed Variation 2. ... b6
Well, this game just ended as a draw, so I thought I'd bring forth yet another one of my crazy ideas.
In correspondence, against the Closed Sicilian, I tried b6 which seemed to bring a great posi...

Started 12/21/03 at 18:13:08 by nexirae
1 2193 Last Post 12/22/03 at 12:37:39
By: alumbrado
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Closed, early a6-b5
Today I had the black side of a Closed Sicilian, that started:
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 g6 3 g3 Bg7 4 Bg2 Nc6 5 d3 d6 6 Be3 a6?! 7 Qd2 (a4!) b5!?
The move was essentially a slip, I played i...

Started 07/20/08 at 01:41:07 by nexirae
2 3727 Last Post 07/20/08 at 14:47:06
By: kylemeister
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Closed Sicilian 7...Qa5, 8...Nd4, 9...Nxe2
I have been running across this line of late:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g7 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Qa5 8.Nge2 Nd4 9.0-0
And now I'm wondering why no one ever seems to comment on 9...Nx...

Started 05/24/06 at 15:35:32 by dsanchez
2 2536 Last Post 05/27/06 at 10:42:45
By: IMRichardPalliser
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Closed Sicil: 1.e4 2.Nc3 3.g3 4.Bg2 5.d3 6.Be3
I faced the closed sicilian in a recent tournament. It was the Be3, Qd2 line: 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.d3 d6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Be3
I usually play the Rogozenko ..e5 line, which on this occasion I th...

Started 06/11/09 at 14:40:49 by TicklyTim
3 4350 Last Post 06/17/09 at 16:03:21
By: kylemeister
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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6!? 3. ???
I think that I may take up the closed sicilian / grand prix attack against the sicilian until I'm good enough to really know what I'm doing against the open sicilian (probably 1700 plus rating?).  In ...

Started 05/22/06 at 21:26:45 by Dinomike100(Guest) (Guest)
3 3869 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:11:22
By: Glenn Snow
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5...b5 in the closed Sicilian
I recently took a draw in a closed sicilian on move 5 because I had no idea what to do. Having done no previous analysis or read anything about it I started to look at it at home. I found 5..Rb8 with ...

Started 02/09/06 at 02:21:38 by andrew voss(Guest) (Guest)
3 2848 Last Post 03/03/06 at 02:30:57
By: MNb
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Uncommon way to answer the closed SIZ?
Hey, folks, I am tired of always those same position in the closed SIZ with Nc6+g6+Bg7+e5+d6...
I need a new approach to meet the closed SIZ ! (even if it is uncommon or risky)
What can you ...

Started 02/13/05 at 04:04:23 by Roger 3 (Guest)
3 2605 Last Post 02/15/05 at 21:24:18
By: MNb
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Ftacnik(GMR6) on the closed sicilian
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.f4 e6 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 b6 10.d4 Ba6 11.Re1 Rc8 12.a4 d5 13.exd5 exd5 Ftacnik gives Bf2 as the main line, and mentions: "14.Bh3!? only seem...

Started 09/22/10 at 20:00:43 by schess
4 6049 Last Post 06/13/16 at 09:56:53
By: lhl
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Closed Sicilian
Anything newer than Palisers book from 2006 ? I cant find anything !

Started 04/02/12 at 14:02:19 by TomKarlsen
4 5738 Last Post 04/02/12 at 21:09:59
By: TomKarlsen
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Closed Sicilian: hedgehog with/without Fianchetto?
I like open postions thats why I tried everything through the last months to find something what could fit me against the closed Sicilian. I know now that it does not exist! Either you build up with d...

Started 04/17/05 at 06:56:13 by R. B. (Guest)
4 3560 Last Post 05/18/05 at 09:11:25
By: elspringer
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How to meet ...Nd4 in Closed Sicilian (B26)
I have decided to have a fling with the Closed Sicilian (B26), but I am confused about how best to handle Black's thematic idea of ...Nd4 in the 5...e6 lines and the 5...d6 lines.
In the 5...e6 l...

Started 02/05/06 at 16:03:05 by dsanchez
6 4081 Last Post 02/13/06 at 19:43:56
By: guidedbyvoices
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Nh3!
I wish to show the following  analysis (indeed not own !) because I wish feedback about the effectiveness
of an interesting line of the closed sicilian:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 N...
Here the the

Started 03/14/03 at 18:44:02 by Fratenben
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By: fling
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Closed Sicilian g4 f5!, how should Black recapture
In the typical position that arises after g3-g4 f7-f5!, creating White e4-, f4-, and g4-pawns versus Black e6-, f5-, and g6-pawns, what is the proper way for Black to recapture after White takes the B...

Started 04/09/07 at 00:33:02 by notyetagm
7 8581 Last Post 05/11/07 at 21:43:37
By: Hoppers
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